Bachelor in Psychology, Psychotherapy and Counselling
Studying Psychology, Psychotherapy and Counselling at New York College offers you a unique opportunity to explore, acquire and critically apply concepts, theories and models used in all three disciplines of mental health: Psychology, Psychotherapy and Counselling. Our British Psychological Society accredited degree offers you the chance to learn about the interaction between these three disciplines and gain an in-depth appreciation of the diversity and scope of the perspectives involved. Through this degree programme you will develop your knowledge and skills in psychological research and practice, alongside developing your psychotherapeutic skills. A highly specialized, supportive and experienced teaching team will guide you as you develop knowledge of the contemporary theories, methods and debates central to the three core elements. We'll support you as you explore psychology, gain specific counselling skills, and consider broader social and cultural issues that impact on the roles of psychologist, psychotherapist and counsellor, such as assumptions, stereotyping, diversity and prejudice. Throughout your degree we'll also focus on developing your knowledge and skills for conducting psychological research, and the ethical issues involved, with the support of our fully equipped Psychology Research Laboratory and full-time Psychology Technician.
- The only British Psychological Society (BPS) accredited Bachelor degree in Psychology, Psychotherapy and Counselling in Greece.
- Graduates of the University of Bolton BSc (Hons) Psychology, Psychotherapy and Counselling undergraduate degree at New York College in Athens are eligible for Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) of BPS. Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) is an essential milestone which demonstrates that a graduate has studied psychology in sufficient depth and breadth to meet the high criteria of the BPS.
- Our fully equipped Psychological Research Laboratory and full time Psychology Technician support New York College students and faculty members with their research projects. Students have the possibility to work on publishing their final year dissertation research projects jointly with the supervising member of faculty.
- The University of Bolton psychology courses are ranked top in the UK for teaching quality by The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020, as well as top in the UK for student satisfaction by The Complete University Guide 2020 and 1st in the North West for student satisfaction, The Complete University Guide 2023.
Level 3 (Year 0)
- Academic Skills
- Perspectives in Psychology
- Key Studies in Psychology
- Research Methods in Social Sciences
Level 4 (Year 1)
- Introduction to Counselling Concepts
- Cognitive and Biopsychological Perspectives
- Contemporary Issues in Psychology
- Application of Psychology
- Introduction to Research Methods in Psychology
- Understanding the Person
Level 5 (Year 2)
- Counselling Skills
- Research Methods in Psychology
- Personality and Developmental Psychology
- Cognitive Psychology
- Social and Critical Psychology
Level 6 (Year 3)
- The Therapeutic Process
- Applications of Counselling Skills
- Psychology of Mental Health
- The Honours Project
- Applied Experience (optional)
- Psychology of Loss and Trauma (optional)
- Cyber Psychology and New Media (optional)
- Duration: 3 or 4 years Full-time
- Language: Level 3 (Year 0) is taught in Greek and Levels 4-6 (Year 1-3) are in English
- Academic Semesters: Two (2)
- Exam Period: January, May
• 4 year programme: A pass mark in your High School Certificate & IELTS 5.0
• 3 year programme: A High School Certificate of 15+ & IELTS 6.0
• An interview may also be required to consider applicants’ suitability.
Graduates are equipped with many diverse skills to undertake different types of work in the field of mental health, or to progress to postgraduate training in any specialist area of Psychology, Psychotherapy and/ or Counselling. In particular the final year modules and the opportunity to undertake voluntary work in a placement in the final year maximize practical abilities to apply knowledge gained through the programme thus ensuring academic, professional and employability skills are developed side by side.
“As a graduate student of the British Psychological Society accredited degree in Psychology, Psychotherapy, and Counselling of Bolton university at New York College, I feel confident to share my student experience with you. I started my studies during the COVID19 quarantine therefore the classes were online for some time. Despite the difficulties the teachers were always making the lectures as interactive as possible, however going back into class on campus in the second year of my degree, made the learning experience reach its peak. It is reasonable that not every course appealed to me the same way, but generally I was excited with most of the courses and I found the labs very helpful and important for the understanding process. Moreover, as a student I tried to be as involved as possible in the activities and opportunities that NYC offers (clubs, seminars, guest speakers etc.), which I believe also played a major role in creating this unique experience for me. All in all, I think of NYC college as a family environment; something that the teachers and the rest of the staff members create, and I see myself coming back for further studies or perhaps even working one day at the college that has provided me with all the personal qualities, skills and knowledge that I will need for my next career steps."
BSc Psychology, Psychotherapy and Counselling
University of Bolton at New York College, Athens
Class of 2023
University of Bolton link tutor testimonial
As Senior Lecturer for the Bsc (Hons) Psychology, Psychotherapy and Counselling Programme course at the University of Bolton I am pleased with the ongoing partnership with New York College in Athens. Following a successful onsite visit from the British Psychological Society (BPS) we can confidently say the provisions at NYC mirror the University of Bolton’s course excellently and the course is now accredited by the BPS. This means the Bolton graduates of the Athens course are suitable to apply for the BPS Graduate Basis of Chartered Membership. During the visit in May, the course was commended on the support staff provide to students and on their passion to provide enriching real-world experiences which clearly aids transferable skills. The growth of the NYC Psychology department is exciting and we are looking forward to seeing the college continue to flourish.
Charlotte Conn (MBACP, FHEA, Msc, PGCert, PGDip, Bsc) Senior Lecturer in Psychology and Programme Lead, School of Psychology, University of Bolton.